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Denominations shown in different scripts
« on: December 05, 2012, 04:22:42 PM »
This topic deals with coins where the denomination is shown in two or more different scripts or languages.

A different but related topic deals with coins whose denominations are expressed in two different units: Double Denominations.
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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 04:22:51 PM »





Pakistan, 5 paisa.  These coins can also be seen in the topic Ships on Coins.
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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 04:23:26 PM »
After decimalisation, the Gambia represented its coin denominations in Arabic script and in English.
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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 04:24:56 PM »


There is one year type of the East African 10 cents, dated 1964, shows the denomination in Swahili and English.
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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 05:15:40 PM »
India British 1945 1 anna
English, Arabic, Bengali, Telugu

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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 07:51:55 PM »
India British 1945 1 anna
English, Arabic, Bengali, Telugu

Can I suggest this should be Urdu rather than Arabic?  There are five languages on this coin (2 in a Nagari script - is one Hindi?)

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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 07:55:31 PM »
After decimalisation, the Gambia represented its coin denominations in Arabic script and in English.

And before, at least in some cases - the 4 shillings of 1966 has the denomination "dalasi" and "dërëm" in an Arabic-based script too.  See http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6808.msg95404.html#msg95404 (or are you not counting denominations expressed in different ways in different scripts?)

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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 08:04:26 PM »
or are you not counting denominations expressed in different ways in different scripts?

I would prefer not to, because they fit better in the Double Denominations topic that you referenced. Otherwise we would need yet another new topic.
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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 08:04:46 PM »
Can I suggest this should be Urdu rather than Arabic?  There are five languages on this coin (2 in a Nagari script - is one Hindi?)

Thanks for pointing that out translateltd. I should have written "Urdu" and not Arabic and of course I missed Hindi - doh! :(

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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 09:45:35 PM »
Korea, ½ won, 1908. The denomination is in English, and I'm guessing that it's in Korean too.
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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 10:32:16 PM »
Korea, ½ won, 1908. The denomination is in English, and I'm guessing that it's in Korean too.

Yes, the letters at the 3 o'clock position read (right to left): BAN WON, or half won.  I assume the reverse has the denomination in Chinese characters, making three languages/scripts altogether.


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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 04:20:25 PM »
Jordan, 100 fils, 1975, and 10 fils, 1978.
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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 07:32:57 PM »
Jordan, 100 fils, 1975, and 10 fils, 1978.

These belong in your 'double-denominated' list, too, as the 100 fils also reads "dirham" in Arabic, and the 10 fils "qirsh" or piastre, as well as the value in fils.


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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2013, 07:14:34 AM »
After decimalisation, the Gambia represented its coin denominations in Arabic script and in English.

Are we looking at complete representation of value ... for example Modern Indian Coins always have the value in English Numeral, and Paise [or Rupees] written in English & Hindi
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Re: Denominations shown in different scripts
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2013, 07:25:17 AM »
The Indian "Unity In Diversity" Definitive series has the denomination in English as well as Hindi

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